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babybakchoyVancouverSince February 21, 20123 Reviews
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  • Food2.5 (2.7)
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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
Lying Servers and Disgusting Food
Submitted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

The first time I went to No. 9, it was ok. I ordered the deep fried spicy squid and mushrooms on bakchoy. Mediocre food at an expensive price.

This time I went, the manager came up to me and promoted tonight's special - Lamb Hotpot. So.. I ordered that. Then I heard the waitresses whispering to each other saying "what lamb hotpot.. we don't have lamb hotpot..." And 10 minutes later, a waitress came up to me saying "sorry, we ran out of the lamb hotpot tonight." In my head I was like ...WHAT? IT'S ONLY 6pm. So instead I ordered the deep fried spicy squid and the jellyfish.

This time, the deep fried spicy squid was terrible. It was overly battered such that the excess batter inside was goopy. Also, the spices weren't even mixed with the squid.. they just aggregated in the center of the dish. The squid had no flavor this time.

The jelly fish was the instant jellyfish I can buy at supermarkets. It was definitely not restaurant quality. It was hard and you can see they only served me the ends of it. It costed me 9 bucks for instant jellyfish. They also served me sauce on the side, which was just vinegar with little pieces of pickled ginger. I have never seen this before. All other places mix the sauce with the jellyfish before serving and it does not taste like vinegar, but has small red chili flakes. I asked if they had sesame seeds so I can sprinkle some on like a real dish but they said they don't have any. What kind of Chinese restaurants don't have sesame seeds?

If you google a jellyfish dish you can see there is thick jellyfish strips, chili flakes, sesame seeds, and it'll look tender and juicy.

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Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
Less than mediocre food, butthole waitress
Submitted Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 9:21am [Dine in]

First off, there were tons of people waiting behind the "please wait to be seated" sign, but nobody was coming to serve them. I luckily made reservations already and got there on time. However, nobody was serving me either so I went up to the front desk to ask. They told me to hold on, so we stood there. The manager came and yelled at us "You go back there!", so we went back behind the please wait to be seated line.

It took 10 mins to get seated. We sat down; we ordered. Food was okay. Their chicken karage were tiny little nuggets. Their mango pudding wasn't even bright yellow, but a dull tan color - tasted terrible. I loved their ika karage (calamari) though. The sashimi were the smallest slices I've seen but it was okay.

When it came time to pay, we had a Groupon and as per Groupon rules, you're supposed to tax and tip on the discounted amount. They already taxed us on the original amount. And on top of that, when we gave tip on the discounted amount, the waitresses was like "Um... you know you didn't include tip right?" And she stood there until we gave her more. I was appalled that the waitress asked for more tips when we already gave tips.

Less than mediocre food. Terrible terrible attitude from the waitress.
Not coming here again.

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Pho Extreme Xe Lua457 West Broadway, Vancouver
Best Vietnamese vermicelli place I've tried
Submitted Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:18pm [Dine in]

You can say I've only tried 4-5 different pho places, but this place definitely has the best vermicelli dishes.

I usually order the pork and spring roll vermicelli but substitute the pork with the lemon grass chicken. The chicken is very juicy and the sauce they give for the vermicelli is very yummy. Much much much better than Pho Hoa. This place uses a different wrapper for the spring rolls also, which makes it have a lighter crisp as opposed to the oily ones at Pho Hoa.

However, the pho soup I found a little bland. The noodles and meat were good but the soup is too bland for me, probably because I'm from Hong Kong and we like everything with a lot of taste haha

Overall, this is the place I crave when I want Vietnamese vermicelli dishes. Definitely a 5/5 for that. As for the pho, maybe a 3/5. This place is also cheaper than other pho places too.
BUT BEWARE IN ORDERING THE "SMALL" PHO. It's really.. really... small.. even though it's 1$ less than the regular.

I didn't find the waiters/waitresses rude or anything. They were all friendly to me. And I've been here for the lunch shifts and the late night (12am) shifts.

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